1992 Lexus SC 400 from North America - Comments

5th Jun 2005, 01:21

My SC 400 has 222,500 km on it and hasn't required a bit of repair, Lexus has done it all with the comprehensive maintenance program, the driver seat needs a little repair as it is worn on the exterior side (getting in and out), love the car, love the power.

5th Jun 2005, 18:58

I just bought a 92 SC400 with 76,000 miles for $8600. Do you think that was a fair price? It was owned buy a rich older couple who only drove it on weekends. It just had the a/c replaced as well as the brakes. Please let me know.

24th Jun 2005, 08:58

We just bought a 1992 SC400 with 105k miles. The car is an absolute gem! I am amazed how advanced it was for its time. It has features that you are just seeing in today's cars. The way it rides, handles and runs, it feels like the car is still in its "break in" period!

12th Jul 2005, 20:13

Does anyone know when the key-less entry button is pressed if its suppose to make a beeping noise? The key-less entry works, but I never know weather I've locked or un-locked the car.

16th Jul 2005, 14:08

I just bought a '92 SC400 cheap because the previous owner did not want to deal with the A/C system short in the wiring harness. Lexus ran a new wire from the compressor to the fuse panel - back in business. Now I need to replace the passenger side speaker (larger one) - does anyone have any ideas on where to locate replacement speakers for this model/year?

4th Nov 2005, 02:49

I bought a car over 6 months ago. put over 15k miles already and right now have 150k miles. runs perfectly, no noise, no leaks. how many cars you can find from 1992 with 150k miles that would drive so awesome.

Great comfort, fast, and not so bad on gas on the highway. I make 25 miles a gallon easy on a highway around 20 miles in a city.

If transmission would be manual that would be the best car. I still think it is more luxurious car than a sport car, but reliable and great car.

31st Jan 2006, 11:39

My lexus is a '92 with 290,000 clicks and it still had amazing power!!! Only got one thing replaced... the alternator..other than that it's treated me well.

8th Apr 2006, 19:15

I bought a 1992 SC off e bay sight unseen. I had a friend check the car out at it's location. He assured me it was a 6 or 7 out of 10. By the time it was driven to my house 2k miles away it needed brakes, rear main seal, front struts, and now with the weather getting warm the ac doesn't work. I already have over $2k in it and am not done yet it seems. Do I look forward to my 90 mile commute drive each way once a week YES. Will I buy another Lexus Yes, but a bit newer and probably a GS 400 and I will personally check it out. Good Luck Look before you leap.

P.S. Want to buy a 1992 SC 400 with lots of work done?

17th Apr 2006, 10:31

I have a 1992 sc400 with over 250k+. I've had it since 2000 and the only real repair I've done to it was a paint job, regular P.M., a drive shaft, and I've had to replace the whole mufflers system.

9th Sep 2006, 20:29

Bought the car over a year ago and have put about 10,000 miles on it brining it to almost 58,000. The car had about 47,000 when I bought it in March of 2005. Car was in my neighbors garage in Malibu. The home was a second home so the car was only driven when he was out here. I bought the car for $10,000 and had it serviced when I got it which was about $2,000. I had all belts and hoses replaced because the car sat so much. The car looks great in pearl white with chrome rims and the spoiler. Sound system is amazing for a 92. Sounds almost as good as the Mark Levision in my LS430, just not as clear. All options were on the car including the cell phone or as my son calls it the brick. My wife told me not to buy an old Lexus and it now turns out she has put most the miles on it. I never was a Lexus fan until I bought my wife a 1998 GS400. Always drove Mercedes or BMW. My wife still drives her GS400 with 95,000 miles it runs like new. I told her she can get the new GS430 but she loves the classy lines of the older GS. I've only had all 3 of my Lexus in for routine maintenance, the cars have never left me stranded. Can't wait for the LS460 in October.

30th Oct 2006, 12:31

The SC400 climate control LCD is notorious for "bleeding" out so that you can't read the screen, especially in cold weather. I found a replacement LCD screen that is excellent from an e-bay seller named "mercuryrunner" - an electronics guy named Hai in Sacramento, California with a 100% satisfaction rating by e-bay. It's about a 2-hour replacement exercise and the part is around $135 US, but it it the best option for the LCD failure. He also has LCD's for the LS400 which suffers from the same problem. I did the replacement myself in my 93 SC400 and it works great. Very good instructions come with it from Hai's website. You can go online and find used climate control units, but they could fail at any time so a new LCD screen is the best way to go if you are keeping your car for any length of time, which most SC400 owners tend to do. The LCD bleed is due to air getting into the LCD screen - it is irreversible.

25th Nov 2006, 13:23

I have a 92 sc400... from all the high mileage comments I've seen, I will probably be long gone before my car wears out..

I've seen one with over 600k miles... still running strong..

Mine has 78k... yes, I have a couple things that need attention, but it is 15 years old... I still enjoy driving it.. I've also had many offers from people who want to buy it.

24th Jan 2007, 10:31

Bought 92 SC400 off the showroom floor in Aug., 01. 189K miles later still like the car. Finish is still incredible (always garaged). Operating costs (gas & maintenance, but not insurance, registration or depreciation) have been $0.151/mile. Depreciation has been about $0.221/miles. Generally been a great car. I hate the idea of parting with it, as I don't see an obvious replacement that offers same comfort, performance and economy.

5th Sep 2007, 21:35

I wanted to buy a 92 sc400 with a 2000 model front end, new a/c compressor and it's a clean car black with grey interior supposedly RARE! It has 150 miles and tons of upgrades navi, Window XP. etc. Do you think it's worth 11,000?

23rd May 2009, 23:08

I just bought an SC400 with 87000 miles for $4000 dollars. I was first worried, but now I forgot the $4000 because the car is great and amazing. I tried the extra power driving and it goes to 120mph in few seconds, and I don't even feel it is a luxurious car.

The only thing I have to worry about it is the police, specially here in northern VA, they will give up to $500 dollars fine for speeding.

At end it is good car.

16th Dec 2010, 18:41

My 1993 Lexus SC400 is a great car! I bought it with 170k and it runs absolutely perfect. I have done some custom work to bring back the glory - custom interior, new window frames, door panels. I lowered it and put 20 inch rims on it also! I belong to a Lexus club, and love showing this baby off!

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